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Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure

By : Jochen Nickel
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Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure

By: Jochen Nickel

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure and its Identity and Access Management is at the heart of Microsoft’s Software as a Service, including Office 365, Dynamics CRM, and Enterprise Mobility Management. It is an essential tool to master in order to effectively work with the Microsoft Cloud. Through practical, project based learning this book will impart that mastery. Beginning with the basics of features and licenses, this book quickly moves on to the user and group lifecycle required to design roles and administrative units for role-based access control (RBAC). Learn to design Azure AD to be an identity provider and provide flexible and secure access to SaaS applications. Get to grips with how to configure and manage users, groups, roles, and administrative units to provide a user- and group-based application and self-service access including the audit functionality. Next find out how to take advantage of managing common identities with the Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 and build cloud identities with the Azure AD Connect utility. Construct blueprints with different authentication scenarios including multi-factor authentication. Discover how to configure and manage the identity synchronization and federation environment along with multi -factor authentication, conditional access, and information protection scenarios to apply the required security functionality. Finally, get recommendations for planning and implementing a future-oriented and sustainable identity and access management strategy.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Mastering Identity and Access Management with Microsoft Azure
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Choosing the Right Technology, Methods, and Future Trends

MIM 2016 future improvements

We have already discussed the role and importance of MIM 2016 in the On-Premise IAM landscape. As you already know, there are two synchronization engines in place at the moment - the Azure Active Directory (AAD) Connect and the MIM 2016 synchronization engine.

Synchronization engine merger

One of the main strategies of Microsoft is to combine these two engines into one for better usability and the fulfillment of all requirements with one engine. Microsoft actually recommends using AAD Connect for synchronization with Azure AD and MIM 2016 to synchronize with all the On-premise directories and repositories. The first steps of consolidation are already done for building the identity bridge, as you can see with all the rich functionality of Azure AD Connect. The consolidation process is still in progress.

REST API support

Another planned strategy is to provide a complete REST API for the MIM Service. You will find a partial implementation with the MIM PAM portal that...